Looking for something a little bit different to do with your other half this coming St. Valentine’s Day? Our team here at No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place have put together a list of some alternative date ideas to help you celebrate the holiday a little differently this year.
Visit St. Valentine’s Relics at Whitefriar Street Church
Whether you’re interested in taking a more religious route when celebrating the day, or just want to get close to St. Valentine’s relics, why not pay a visit to Whitefriar Street church? It’s been the home of the relics since 1836 and is a popular destination on February 14th each year. The relics are most popular with couples, many visiting on Valentine’s Day for the chance to have their rings blessed prior to their wedding day and to pray to St. Valentine to keep watch over their marriage.
Stop by the National Gallery
The National Gallery is a perfect place to have a day date this Valentine’s Day. Take your time and appreciate the beautiful works, including Ireland’s favorite painting “The Meeting on the Turret Stairs”, along with many others. The gallery is located just beside Merrion Square park, the perfect place for a romantic stroll after you’ve soaked up your fill of art and culture.
Take a Hike in the Dublin Mountains
If you’re looking to spend your day outdoors then why not venture up the Dublin mountains for a hike together and appreciate the beautiful scenery? Why not take it a step further and bring along a romantic picnic along? You can disconnect from the rest of the world for a little while in your own couples paradise.
Visit Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo is a great place to have some fun on Valentine’s Day. Grab yourself a couples ticket for €50 and get a complimentary tea or coffee along with a snack and exclusive access to some amazing talks over the weekend. Make it even more fun by organising a double or triple date.
Visit Christchurch Cathedral
Dublin’s very own medieval cathedral is an interesting place to explore together this St. Valentine’s Day. You’ll learn lots about its rich history while also enjoying its beautiful interior and exterior. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a step back from the bustling busy city streets and take a moment to appreciate the building in all its glory.
Watch a Sunset
If the weather permits on St. Valentines Day, go out and watch the sunset over Dublin. There are plenty of places to take in the view whether it’s Dollymount, Dun Laoghaire, Sandymount Strand or Howth. The views will be gorgeous and the perfect way to end the evening together. Don’t forget to check the weather first!
Catch a Movie at The Stella Theatre
If you love going to the movies but want to experience something a little more unique this St. Valentine’s Day then why not buy some tickets to the beautifully restored Stella Cinema in Dublin 6? Have food and drinks brought straight to your seat while you enjoy the movie. The perfect alternative to the usual cinema experience.